Stevia is an evergreen subshrub that is native to Paraguay and Brazil. This plant is hardy in zones 10 to 12; otherwise, it is grown as an annual. This plant tends to get a bit leggy, cut them back to harvest, and encourage lower branch growth.
Spiritual and Magickal Usage:
- Add stevia to herbal incenses to lift your spiritual body energy to the higher vibrations of pleasure and life's sweetness.
- Stevia can be added to spells and rituals for healing and raising your energetic vibration.
- Add stevia leaves (fresh, dried, extracted, or powdered) to recipes as a substitute for sugar.
- Make a tincture from your plants and keep it in 1 or 2-ounce dropper jars to carry with you for sweetening drinks while out.
Stevia prefers full sun to partial shade, humidity, and plenty of water. These plants thrive in fertile garden soil and do well in container gardens. This is a heat-dependent germinator and will do best if sown just under the surface and tamped well. Keep this plant evenly moist and in direct sun or under lights in a greenhouse with at 80-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Germination occurs in one to two weeks. It is possible to direct-seed stevia in the southern states or the summer season in the northern states.
All information is provided for educational purposes with no guarantee of results; please use all herbal products with care.
One packet of 20 stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) seeds. They are certified organically grown.